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AP African American Studies course coming to H-F

Homewood-Flossmoor High School is one of fewer than 200 high schools across the country selected by the College Board for a new Advanced Placement African American Studies course.

“Not every school in the country has been given the opportunity to offer this course,” said Superintendent Scott Wakeley at the District 233 school board’s December meeting. The course description lists it as an interdisciplinary course examining the diversity of African American experiences. Students will explore key topics that extend from early African kingdoms to the ongoing challenges and achievements of the contemporary movement.

As part of the pilot program rollout, 60 schools introduced the course this year. H-F will be in the second group of the pilot program. The College Board will make the course available to all schools in 2024-25 school year.

H-F Principal Clinton Alexander said the course will be offered to juniors and seniors. It will be classified as a social science course, although it will include topics in literature, arts and humanities, geography and political science and will have a research component.


Board President Gerald Pauling thanked the school board’s planning committee and members of the district’s administrative team “who made us a candidate for this.”

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